A SUPERMARKET has been blasted for failing to deal with irresponsible lorry drivers who stand accused of putting pedestrians' lives at risk.
Articulated lorries delivering goods to Asda have been illegally parking on double yellow lines and pavements outside the superstore's loading bay entrance, in Forty Lane, Wembley for the past two years.
The Green Party complains that the practice means residents are being forced to run a dangerous gauntlet to cross the slip road.
Despite constant complaints from pedestrians and members of Brent Green Party, the supermarket giant has failed to take action and claims it is finding the health hazard difficult to overcome.
Shahrar Ali, leader of Brent Green Party, is disgusted with the response.
He said: "Asda has completely failed to act on our repeated warnings about the danger posed by its articulated lorries to pedestrians.
"I was astonished to receive a letter from the head office saying that they find the problem 'difficult to over-come' and 'hope for a resolution in the near future', while inviting us to meet their store manager to reach 'a satisfactory compromise'."
In the Asda response, Dr Ali was assured that Tony Cirillo, the Wembley store manager, was aware of the problem and was looking to remedy it.
But the campaigners want action on the issue now.
Khalid Akram, 39, of Dagmar Avenue, uses the road regularly with his wife and four young children.
He said: "There is a big ongoing issue here and it's an accident waiting to happen.
"Pedestrians have to accommodate the lorries parked in the slip road, whereas it should be the other way around."
Dr Ali claims that mothers with prams, young children and pensioners are being forced on to the busy main road because of inconsiderate drivers.
He said: "Since our latest formal representations, we have continued to witness road safety violations and there is no question that someone is going to get killed because of this.
"How can Asda be allowed to get away with this when common motorists would have been fined, penalised and possibly sentenced?
"Is this one law for the masses and another for big business, right under the nose of Brent Town Hall?"
Asda said the Wembley store is working with suppliers and depots on delivery timelines and is asking all lorries to use the car park if they cannot get into the delivery entrance.
A spokeswoman for the supermarket said: "Asda is committed to these changes and is working closely with the council, although we acknowledge that the changes may take some time to implement."